A disabled, old Chihuahua named Mr. Crowley, formerly known as Mouse, has a mysterious past - and an unshakeable spirit.
"Mr. Crowley was abandoned in a box in at 12 years old," his new mom, Raquel Fernandes, told The Dodo. A volunteer for the Westchester SPCA in New York found him and brought him to get help at the shelter last May.
The tiny Chihuahua was obviously suffering from some problems.
"He had a mouth full of rotten teeth, a rotting lower jaw, damaged trachea and Luxating patella, which made it difficult for him to walk even short distances without picking up his rear leg," Fernandes said.
The shelter named him Mouse. Mouse sat for six weeks waiting for a home. Visitors seemed to want only younger, more energetic dogs.